Daugherty Business Solutions

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Daugherty Business Solutions Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
114 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is a reality at Daugherty with in town clients and 40 to 50 hour work weeks (in 13 reviews)

  • For the most part, Daugherty practices a local delivery model (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Daugherty is a staff aug company that tries to sell itself as a consultancy on par with big 4 (in 12 reviews)

  • Staff augmentation feel at certain clients (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid firm striving to broaden horizons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very smart colleagues and co-workers
    -Despite what others have said, the new PTO policy is a positive as it converted the sick time accrual to PTO resulting in greater usage flexibility (as well as payout).
    -Ability to make an impact quickly
    -Great benefits package
    -Brand name clients
    -Company wide push to deepen expertise in key technology areas

    Cons

    -Information cascade can be disjointed and slow
    -Would like to see a broader client portfolio
    -Some engagements can feel like "staff aug", however, I truly feel like leadership knows this and is actively looking to secure better partnerships with clients
    -Projects tend to be too general or too specialized for the consultant. Not enough true matching of skill set to the work needed. Plug and play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency, transparency, transparency w/ both challenges AND wins. Open up more and enjoy the rewards of a more engaged workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Growing company. Small enough company that you can make a difference. Great medical benefits.

    Cons

    PTO is way below average. 401k plan could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep good talent, you need to provide competitive PTO time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership is involved in growing one's career. Benefits are great. Consultants are smart and great to work with; very supportive group.

    Cons

    Feeling more like a staff aug company. Although the support system is great, career planning and annual assessments are manual and lack structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career planning and management support is needed. Yearly assessment's need to be formalized with actual goals for a specific level and how the resource met or didn't meet their goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging but rewarding place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Daugherty is a challenging place to work. The interview process is extremely stringent (one phone interview and three in person interviews) but allows you to really get a sense of the work and the expectations. The variety of work from varying clients requires you to have a wide breadth of experience, but they do provide all sorts of training. The salaries are very competitive, and the medical benefits are amazing. I don't pay a deductible, and I only pay 20% of the total cost.

    Cons

    It's not for the faint of heart. You have to be able to be strong technically, and extremely professional with the clients. They really look to you for advice. It can wear you out, but I feel that I am going to be better prepared for my next role. I would appreciate more vacation time, but I can borrow an additional week, and at least it never disappears - so I can save it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency on why decisions are made. I would like to see the Leadership that encourages networking to step out of their shell and do more of encouraging the network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company with great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Pros

    The consultants are the strength of this company. They are smart and know what they are doing.

    Cons

    They need to strengthen their leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growing company interested in growing it's employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Software Engineer III in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Software Engineer III in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Daugherty managers are interested in helping consultants grow their careers.
    Local, Fortune 500 clients
    Very professional atmosphere
    Paid bench time
    Decent benefits (401k matching, paid holidays, decent healthcare)
    Top tier talent
    Willing to rotate employees from clients if it's not working out

    Cons

    Health care cost has risen each year
    Below average vacation benefits
    Some social functions are a little hoity-toity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base starting vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investing in growth, capability development, and talent at a level Daugherty competitors are not

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Daugherty (Minneapolis) is working hard to diversify client base at a high level. Management Consulting/Advisory Services has a much longer business development cycle and is shorter in duration. This is a challenge, but efforts are paying off and the company is having great success. One reason: Daugherty is hiring top talent who can act as thought leaders / advisors at a level it's competitors can't afford.

    Top areas of attraction to Daugherty: stability, all-star colleagues, local delivery model, solutions focused project work combined with a career-driven pooled resource and managed service approach with clients. These approaches offer a reporting structure, as well as, a support structure at the client for Daugherty's Management Consultants, PGM/PM's, Bus Arch, BA's, SE/AA's, and Info Arch/Analysts.

    Also offer top 1% health plan, paid overtime, solid employee referral bonuses, 401K w/ match, solid time off and holiday schedule (paid), hire to bench (paid bench model), and more.

    Cons

    Growing at a pace where there are needs in the branch across the board, but company is aware and investing in right areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solid management in place, but need additional and even higher level management due to growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work/Life Balance + Fair Comp & Ben

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The local consulting model, combined with the focus of a growing but small practice in Atlanta, results in DBS' ability to provide for work life balance above the big 4. Client base is diverse enough to provide for career growth and the chance to work within many industries, combined with a great/clear promotion policy and huge branch growth, it makes it an exciting place to work full of opportunity.
    Compensation is more than fair, with the chance to receive overtime pay. Benefits are comprehensive and not outlandishly expensive.

    Cons

    - Time off policies. Everyone starts with a net zero balance on vacation, earning the first ten days at year one. Far less than working in industry, for sure.
    - Staff augmentation feel at certain clients. While the gap is bridged by office activities, those are typically pro bono hours, and not always enough to make one feel that they are not "Me, Inc." contracted to client through DBS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company that continues to evolve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Technical) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Technical) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Intelligent colleagues, local delivery model providing opportunities at top companies in the area, privately held, great local clients, excellent project opportunities, good work/life balance, plenty of social and charity activities/events. Company is still small enough for individuals to have an impact.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains, training opportunities could use some improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full Time employment with the ability to work for several different clients, hence gaining tons of real word experience.

    Cons

    Focus on the "consutlant" is preached, but not always acheived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your product is your consultantcy. More focus needs to be nurturing your product and not just "selling" it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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